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Antelope Audio Discrete 8 + FX
Console-grade Discrete 8 Mic Preamp with Premium FX Pack

OUR PART #:  DISCRETE-8+FX

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It's time to end your search for sonic supremacy. Here. Now. The result of extensive research into legendary preamp circuitry, Antelope Audio's Discrete 8 Microphone Preamp offers best-in-class sound using 8 fully discrete, console-grade 6-transistor preamps providing 121 db dynamic range along with rock-solid clocking, all in concert with Antelope's premier real-time FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) FX modeling. It comes equipped with Accusonic 3D microphone and preamp models, as well as guitar amps, transformer and tube FX, plus a wide range of classic vintage gear, all accessible in any DAW thanks to the Antelope AFX2DAW Plugin.

But wait! There's more! This particular package includes the Premium FX Collection, which lets you employ 16 instances of each compressor, EQ, and AuraVerb, along with 4 instances each of the available guitar amp and cabinet models, as well as offering 50+ Antelope Audio real-time FPGA FX.

Discrete 8 Premium FX pack
With this collection,you can now employ and enjoy the full studio power of Antelope Audio'sreal-time FPGA FX. It includes authentic models of legendary studiounits from BAE, Gyraf Audio, LANG, and Grove Hill. It lets you use 8channel strips with 4 FX instances each, and up to 16 channel stripswhen incorporating the AFX2DAW plug-in, and provides 50+ Antelope Audioreal-time FPGA FX, including Vintage Compressors, EQs, AuraVerb, plus modelsof various Guitar Amps & Cabinet.

You can work with them within the Discrete 8 EasyPanel orwithin a DAW using the ConnectAFX Plugin. Plug your guitar directly into oneof the hi-Z enabled inputs and you'll immediately be able to sculpt yourtone with models of some of the most iconic guitar amps and cabinetsavailable. After that, you'll be able to add vintage EQ, compression, andAuraVerb to hear a finished studio-quality product with real-timeresponsiveness, and all while playing through your preferred amp,cabinet, mic combination. Perform and record using either FX or yourdirect input, and process later via the included guitar effects. Inaddition, the Discrete 8's onboard ReAmp outputs will let you connect any ofyour effect pedals or outboard gear and record that sound into your preferredDAW.

All this delivers the potential for stunning studio sound, emulating gear that –up till now– might cost many times the price of this remarkable package.

Antelope Audio Discrete 8 + FX Pack Features:

Discrete 8

  • 8 Discrete Mic Preamps
    Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design and precise digital gain controls.
  • Mic Preamp Modeling
    Turn the Discrete 4 mic pres into a large selection of classic units in real-time
  • Real-Time FPGA FX
    AFX including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio, and Lang classics for use in the Easy Panel or in any DAW
  • Rock-Solid Clocking
    Fourth Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology
  • Expert Monitoring
    Create multiple mixes with FPGA FX included and send them to Headphone or Monitor outs
  • Remote & Mobile Control
    Access all Discrete 4 features via its intuitive Easy Panel or download the free iOS and Android mobile apps
  • Additional Features
    • 50+ Premier real-time FX also accessible in DAW
    • (8) Console-grade Class A mic pres with discrete transistor design
    • Precise and recallable stepped gain control
    • Dedicated knobs for each mic pres
    • 4th Generation 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • FPGA FX models including BAE, Grove Hill, Gyraf Audio classics
    • ConnectAFX Plugin for accessing the FPGA FX in your DAW
    • (8) Analog ins on combo XLR (6 mic / line, 2 Hi-Z / mic / line)
    • (8) Analog line outs on DB25
    • Thunderbolt & USB connectivity
    • A pair of monitor outs on TRS
    • (2) Stereo headphone outs
    • (2) Reamps
    • (1) Word Clock input
    • (3) Word Clock outputs
    • Dual Footswitch
    • Additional digital connectivity via S/PDIF and 2 ADAT’s
    • Talkback mic & button on front panel
    • Up to 4 individual monitoring mixes with FPGA FX
    • Create & share custom presets
    • Remote control via Mac/PC/iOS/Android apps

Premium FX pack

  • Guitar Amps: Burnsphere (DE), Marcus II (US), Overange 120 (UK), Tweed Deluxe, Top30, Darkface, Modern, Plexi 59, Rock 75, Rock 22.10
  • EQ Legends: VEQ-55b, VEQ-STU 089, VEQ-STU 169, VEQ-STU 900, VEQ HA32C, BAE 1023, BAE 1084, NEU-W492, NEU-W495, NEU-PEV, VEQ-4K Series, VEQ-4K Black, VEQ-4K Brown, VEQ-4K Pink, VEQ-4K  Orange, BAE-1073, VEQ-HLF, VEQ-1A, VMEQ-5, VEQ-55A, Lang PEQ2, UK-69, ClearQ
  • Vintage Compressors: X903, VCA160, Gyraf Gyratec X, Tube176, Grove Hill Liverpool, FET-A76, FET-A78, ALT-436C, BA-6A, SMT-100A, Stay-Levin, TubeChild670, Power EX, Power Gate, Feedforward Compressor
  • Reverb: AuraVerb

Antelope Audio Discrete 8 Specifications:

Analog

  • Inputs:
    • 6 x Mic / Line Inputs
    • 2 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z Inputs
  • Outputs:
    • 1 x Monitor Out on TRS ¼" Jacks, +20 dBu max
    • 1 x ReAmp Out on TRS ¼" Jacks
    • 1 x Line Outs on DB25, +20 dBu max
    • 2 x Stereo Headphone Outputs
  • Mic Preamp:
    • EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD: -106 dB
    • Max input: +18 dBu
    • Gain Range: 65 dB
  • D/A Monitor Converter:
    • Dynamic Range: 124 dB
    • THD + N: -101 dB
  • A/D Converter
    • Dynamic Range: 121 dB
    • THD + N: -112 dB
  • D/A Converters(Line Out)
    • Dynamic Range: 121 dB
    • THD + N: -100 dB

Digital

  • Inputs:
    • 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
    • 1 x S/PDIF
  • Outputs:
        2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
        1 x S/PDIF
  • USB I/O: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; data stream up to 480 Mbits/192 kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
  • Thunderbolt™ I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt, 32 channels I/O

Clocking

  • Word Clock Input: 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192 kHz
  • Word Clock Outputs: 3 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192 kHz
  • Clocking System:
    • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 64-bit DDS
  • Sample Rates (kHz):  32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

Other/General

  • Operating Temperature: 32 - 122° F (0 - 50° C) 
  • Weight (Approx): 6.61 lbs. (3.0 kg) 
  • Dimensions (Approx., W x H x D): 19" x 1.7" x 8.6" (483 x 44 x 220mm)
  • Power Consumption: 20 Watts
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